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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 290 pages
  • Publisher: WORLD SERVICE OFFICE; 3rd edition (1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912075023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912075020
  • ASIN: B0071ZEOAY
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #613,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

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T. Schrader
This book contains the spiritual principles that have helped many thousands of addicts stay free from active addiction and to find a new way of life.
Carol's Place
The book is excellent and should be read by anyone who is interested in addiction or recovery from addiction.
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Lisbeth West on July 18, 2002
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The disease of addiction has gripped me since I was 7 years old and created such unmanageability in my life that I was suicidal when I found this.. My family has disowned me and I have missed the most important and beautiful times in my sisters' lives: watching their children grow and mature. My mother is turning 80 and I will never get the chance to say goodbye.
This unmanageability is my resposibility and I own all of it. I found out through this book and fellowship, however, that I am not responsible for having the diesease -- I am responsible for the everyday recovery from its grip. I currently celebrate 7 years of recovery with my husband, Gary at my side.
I tried many many ways to change. I went from working as a custom color photographic printer to walking the halls of the courtrooms assisting victims with their legal needs. As an on-site victim advocate, I saw what addiction does to our spirits and our dreams. The change didn't help; I just found lawyers and cops to smoke weed with instead of hiding it in my darkroom.
I am almost fifty years old. I found this book when I was 42. I would not be here if I hadn't found myself on every page of this text and re-read parts of it every day. Not all people can handle the word "God" in it; many substitute "grandfather" or "goddess" or "Kuan Lin". or "Vishnu"... don't be afraid to read it. Groups on the web include "Taoists in Narcotics Anonymous" and you will find many alternative paths. It isn't contagious. Send it to a friend. You may save a life.
For every addict who reads this book, 12 have to die. I am glad I am writing this today. I send you unconditional love and compassion if you are an addict or a member of the addict's family. This might hold you over until you find the rooms of NA.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Harris on March 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Over the last 10 years I have utilized this book in my recovery. Its principals are simple and facilitate the answers to the problems that addiction presents. Although many books have been written about addiction, this book focuses on recovery. It covers every aspect of recovery from addiction. Following this simple yet comprehensive book has changed my life. Hundreds of recovering addicts helped to write this book, and this attests to its universality.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Speaking from the perspective of a former drug abuser, now a health educator, I found the NA Text to be a most valuable asset. Its authors are real people sharing their own experiences many of which mirrored my own. While it can be difficult in my role as an educator (I teach a course which explores chemical dependency) to help someone in need find the courage to seek help, I can always refer them to this book which they can read at their own discretion. I am sure it has helped many thousands of addicts seeking recovery. I am one of them.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 2004
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First of all, if you are 1 of the many men and women WORLDWIDE suffering from an addiction that has completely taken control of your life, LISTEN TO ME when I say...THIS BOOK HAS SAVED LIVES. Both the NA fellowship along with THIS BOOK, "The Big Book", have literally CHANGED MY LIFE. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't always this confident in the NA program. You kno, at 1st I had the whole "meetings don't work, this is so dumb" attitude and the "I'd rather read the ingredients on a shampoo bottle than this damn book" attitude. I think EVERYONE goes thru that phase of cynicism at 1 point. It's understandable, BUT doesn't necessarily mean that NA isn't for you. I personally believe that if ur NEW to NA, the most helpful thing to have is...AN OPEN-MIND. When reading this book, you'll realize that YOU ARE NOT ALONE, it's NEVER too late to fight your addiction, and most importantly, you CAN turn your life around!
Check out stories about recovering addicts like urself OR find out what "The 12 Steps of NA" are really about OR, 1 of MY personal favorites, "Just For Today".
It really DOES work IF you work it :)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Spun and Done on January 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This book is the heartbeat of NA if you have doubts you are an addict this book will convince you that you are. This book is not a replica of any other books it was written by addicts who are in recovery from this deadly disease of addiction. Get you a book. Go to meetings work the steps and dont use.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By An addict named Kayde on September 14, 2006
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THE MESSAGE IS HOPE, AND THE PROMISE IS FREEDOM, AND JUST FOR TODAY YOU NEVER HAVE TO USE AGAIN! If you've found this book give yourself a break and read it. You will find your story on every page. See for yourself! I have truly found a new way to live, to live a life free from active addiction. There are two additional things that go hand and hand with the Basic Text: attending NA meetings regularly, and working the 12 Steps with a sponcer. I am a recovering crystal meth addict and I have 23 months clean, and for that I am forever grateful. If your whole life was/is centered around drugs, the getting and using, and finding ways and means to get more, concider yourself an addict. Come to an NA meeting and I'll be the first to say "Welcome home, you never have to use again."
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr PHOOMF on March 26, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Like I said in the title, This book saved my life.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Between this book and the fellowship I'm learning how to live clean. This book is a simple guide for complex people. A guide to the N/A program (another thank you to AA), a text book on how to work the 12 steps, the basic readings of N/A, and stories from other recovering addicts (different stories, but people with the same problems). Not just about not using drugs, but dealing with addict thoughts and behaviour. It's a life long process, so I have to remember to be patient, but it's been over one year, and life is so much better!! Thanks N/A.
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